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Aug 15, 2013 12:00pm PDT
. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec joins us live outside the meeting where the big announcement was just made moment ago. >> reporter: now transportation officials are going from decision-making to planning because two weeks from tonight the bay bridge will be closed. the bay bridge as we know it. and five days later, or less, the new span of the bay bridge will be open. this was a whirlwind decision. the oversight committee made the call 15 minutes ago. first the federal government approved a temporary fix for the 32 bolts that snapped on the bridge in march and then we heard testimony from two independent panels who concurred that the new bridge is safer than the old bridge, even while the permanent fix, the saddle, is being installed. >> there's risk to all of us. if we have a design level event, we want the public on the new safe bridge. >> reporter: a lot of factors went into today's decision, much of it logistics dealing with the closure which is going to last up to five days beginning on wednesday, 28th, monday labor day. they are talking about repaving and painting work. if they
CBS
Aug 26, 2013 12:00pm PDT
using sprinklers. ash is falling in a reservoir that supplies much of san francisco water. it hasn't affected water quality yet, but some generators that rely on the reservoir to power the city have been shut down. and while a vast majority of yosemite national park remains open, frank, about 200 of the 1500 camping sites are now closed. >> okay. why aren't yosemite park officials as concerned with the fire pushing to the northwest side of the park? it's still open for business, right? >> reporter: it still is. if anything, a lot of those campsites were actually closed down because of thick smoke. it wasn't necessarily the flames. but one of the reasons that they're not as concerned for that section of the fire is really because of some of the forest's own natural resources protecting itself. as the fire continues to push northwest into the park, it's actually being greeted by rock and granite which is obviously not fuel for the fire as opposed to some of the dry brush that it's got to already. bigad shaban at yosemite national park. >> thank you. >>> san francisco's water spr
CBS
Aug 13, 2013 12:00pm PDT
from moving in an earthquake. it would ultimately use a saddle to stabilize the bridge permanently. last week highway patrol started signing up officers toward over time shifts for traffic and security control at the bridge just in case they open on labor day weekend. the question is if the committee goes ahead with the labor day opening will they have enough time to install the shims, notify the public and businesses? we understand the committee won't decide today but will be holding a public hearing to announce their decision later this week. reporting from treasure island, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> the overriding goal is to get cars off the old span as soon as because of how easily it could fail in an earthquake. >>> a dui suspect remarks while in custody leads police to the body of his girlfriend. her death is now being investigated as a homicide. the woman was found this morning just after 6 a.m. inside an apartment at 45 newell road in east palo alto. that's just west of highway 101. investigators went to the complex after a man being held in the san mateo county jail started
CBS
Aug 2, 2013 12:00pm PDT
reputation. >> you represent us. you represent the public. and if you are going to demean us in public, at least demean us with issues and facts. >> reporter: bart says they have made progress on smaller details but the unions have shown little movement on those key sticking points. >> 23% raise request and they have moved only to 2 1.5% whereas we've doubled ours so we are trying to get to the middle. we need movement from them for us to move. >> reporter: they will meet over the weekend. there is no indication they will meet that monday deadline but even if a deal is made, could the relationship between bart and its employees be repaired? >> we're a family. and at the end of the day, we have to work together. and when all this is said and done, we're still supposed to be having a relationship. this is not the way to get it done. >> reporter: aside from a strike, bart says there are still a couple of options on the table. the governor could still issue a 60-day cooling-off period but bart says that would be worse for riders if a strike happens in october when they have record r
CBS
Aug 9, 2013 12:00pm PDT
. because what make us different from other countries is not simply our ability to secure our nation, it's the way we do it. with open debate and democratic process. in other words, it's not enough for me as president to have confidence in these programs. the american people need to have confidence in them as well. and that's why over the last few weeks i've consulted members of congress who come at this issue from many different perspectives. i've asked the privacy and civil liberties oversight board to review where our counterterrorism efforts and our values come in. and i directed my national security team to be more transparent and pursue reforms of our la you-- laws and practise. so today i would like to discuss four specific step, not all inclusive but some specific steps that we're going to be taking very shortly to move the debate forward. first, i will work with congress to pursue appropriate reforms to section 215 of the patriot act. the program that collects telephone records. as i've said, this program is an important tool in our effort to disrupt terrorist plots. and it does n
CBS
Aug 5, 2013 12:00pm PDT
they would have to take passengers to san francisco. as sue kwan shows us buses were lined up at the walnut street station with no takers. >> reporter: i'm sue kwan in walnut creek. no bart strike. but not everyone got the memo. ten bus drivers showed up looking for stranded bart passengers to take to san francisco. >> i was expecting to help bart out. pick up the people and take them where they need to go. i was supposed to go to oakland. >> reporter: feiry service was expanded and went on as planned and cab drivers were ready to do their part. >> we offer a flexible rate. that's our contribution. >> reporter: for bart riders anxiously awaiting word, sunday night it was a relief. >> i wasn't looking forward to paying $30 a day to drive into work. i drove in and parked in a garage last night. i saw in the morning that it delayed again. so that saved you. >> reporter: for today. sue kwan, kpix 5. >> bart planned to have buses available for free shuttle services. stay with kpix 5 for the latest developments in the bart contract talks. you'll find coverage on kpix.com. >>> transit worke
CBS
Aug 29, 2013 12:00pm PDT
. commuters also used bart as another option to get to work. bart employees were on hand to help people figure out where to go and how to buy tickets. for some, it was the same scene down at the peninsula at the millbrae bart station. for most commuters other than waking up earlier it was a good day on bart. >> it was okay. >> everything was smooth. i'm sure it will be getting hectic due to the bay bridge getting fixed. >> bart trains are operating 24/7 through monday night but overnight service will be limited. >>> there were long lines at all east bay ferry terminals this morning. as kpix 5's cate caugiran reports, getting to the terminals early is the key to a hassle-free ride. >> reporter: this morning's commute on the waterways was apparently the way to go. now, there were some long lines but thanks to increased service, there were still seats for commuters to relax in. it was actually the regular lieders who showed up in the early-morning hours and the consensus among the people we spoke to was got to get her early to grab a seat and parking spot. the terminal was full about an ho
CBS
Aug 30, 2013 12:00pm PDT
developing news. >>> within the past few minutes, president obama called syria's use of chemical weapons, quote, a challenge to the world and a threat to national security. >> we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale. this kind of attack threatens our national security interests by violating well-established international norms against the use of chemical weapons by further threatening friends and allies of ours in the region like israel and turkey and jordan, and it increases the risk that chemical weapons will be used in the future and fall into the hands of terrorist who is might use them against us. >> the president said he made no decision yet but he is considering limited and narrow action against syria. earlier a declassified intelligence report was released laying out some of the evidence against syrian president bashar assad's government. cbs reporter danielle nottingham has that part of the story. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry arrived at the white house for a national security council meeting we
CBS
Aug 6, 2013 12:00pm PDT
, danger alerts which are local natural disasters, and presidential alerts. >> there were several of us that didn't get that late night text alert. that can depend on a number of reasons. how you your phone is, the type of carrier you have and the individual settings on your phone. >> there is an option to turn off two types of alerts. but the chp says it helps them if you keep it on. >> we understand the notification startled people and everything like that. for us, you know, we want to get that information out to as many people as possible. sgllt so far they've received several tips which is encouraging which means people are paying attention. >> allows us to find the suspect and the abducted child in this case faster. that's ultimately our goal is a quick response attempt to locate quickly and a good outcome. >> officer says this technology could be a game changer in times of crisis and in this case helping a young life in danger. chp says before you flip that switch, think of what you are really turning off or rather who you could be helping. in san francisco, cate caugurian, kpix 5
CBS
Aug 23, 2013 12:00pm PDT
garcia joins us live on the front lines with the very latest. teresa. >> reporter: frank, began. yes, indeed, the fire has pushed into the borders of yosemite national park. we are at pine mountain lake airport. now, behind me this is the community that is under evacuation orders. we have been seeing some flames just pushing up and then subsiding a little bit so you may well see some behind me eventually but what the fire crews are doing is staging around this area. they are on standby to protect hundreds of homes and this is also really becoming an air war because accessibility, they have had to put up more than a dozen aircraft to fight the fire. the wildfire near yosemite national park is racing in multiple directions burning out of control. the "rim" fire has nearly quadrupled in size since wednesday and is now twice as big as the city of san francisco. >> it's a monster. it's beating us up right at the moment. >> reporter: columns of smoke some 40,000 feet high are visible for more than 100 miles and loom over nearby communities like pine mountain lake. sheriff deputies ordered
CBS
Aug 1, 2013 12:00pm PDT
check-cashing store at gunpoint. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec joins us live. and anne, apparently they caught this guy. >> reporter: yeah. they caught him about an hour ago. he is in the hospital right now. he was taken directly there from this neighborhood. we know that a dog was involved in his apprehension so it might have been a dog bite wound but he is expected to survive. it all started earlier this morning here at this business behind me this check-cashing business on story road and diana avenue in san jose. a man tried to rob the place by gunpoint just before opening time at 8 a.m. there was one employee in the store at the time, a woman. shots were fired but the woman wasn't hit. she is fine. police were notified and they got here as the man with the gun was running out of the building. they say he started jumping fences and escaped into the neighborhood. you're looking at the police response as they tried to find him. it took about 2.5 hours as dozens, possibly hundreds, of homes were on lockdown as police and s.w.a.t. officers went door to door. this is what things look
CBS
Aug 8, 2013 12:00pm PDT
. >>> now let's get back to the wildfire in southern california. bigad shaban joins us from the front lines. what's the latest? >> reporter: frank, good to be with you. we're about 90 miles east of los angeles and the smoke here as you can see behind me is taking over much of the horizon. the fire has at least injured five people, four of them firefighters. fast-moving flames are scorching dry brush as a massive wildfire rips through the san jacinto mountains east of los angeles. on one side the flames are bearing down on buildings and houses. >> 6,000 acres, no containment! >> reporter: since wednesday afternoon, the fire has destroyed at least 15 structures including several homes. >> we have tried to get out. >> reporter: sherry is one of 1500 evacuees. >> i'm hoping that my house is still okay because we left and the fire was just right there. >> reporter: the smoke stretches for miles across these mountain ridges. firefighters are concerned the unpredictable winds with push the flames toward even more houses. one homeowner used a garden hose to fight the flames. about 1,000 firef
CBS
Aug 28, 2013 12:00pm PDT
, the civil rights act of '64, affirmative action. and it really gave us barack obama as president of the united states. after that speech, dr. kingeded up winning the nobel peace prize in 1964. and of course president barack obama has also won one as did jimmy carter who is speaking today. >> pelley: there were many things, of course, that influenced the civil rights movement but as you say, after this speech nothing was ever the same again. it was the voting rights act of 1964, the civil rights act of 1964, i should say. and then the voting rights act of 1965. nothing was ever the same again. when the president was asked about his remarks today, he said the first thing i want you to know is that my speech won't be as good. the president said that dr. king's speech is one of in his estimation one of the five best speeches of all time. but you think it's the best speech of american history. >> i think it's the best because we have a recording of it, something that happened in the 19th century we can listen to. and it continues to inspire. the genius of dr. king is that the speech is a
CBS
Aug 21, 2013 12:00pm PDT
expect to have that fully contained by tomorrow. and meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us with more on the fire danger heading closer to the bay area. >> we have been watching for lightning around the bay area. our kpix 5 high-def doppler radar is looking for showers right now. so far, it remains quiet. that's the good news. but we're not out of the woods yet. there's still a chance we could see some more thunderstorms erupting in the bay area. that cutoff low continues to spin off the coastline. over the next 24 hours it will work its way northeast. that should take it across parts of the north bay. with that in mind, red flag warnings continuing in the north bay. you could see more dry lightning of course, you have some very dry grass. we'll have more coming up in weather. >>> in san jose, police arrested a burglary suspect after being shot by a security guard. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran tells us the security guard caught the suspect redhanded. >> reporter: an off-duty officer was on the way home around 1:30 this morning. >> he had just got off work when he confronted a suspect wh
CBS
Aug 16, 2013 12:00pm PDT
with shackles. he kept his back to the audience turned away from us most of the time. now, we were here -- we were here when he was bused in from the santa rita jail. this is the closest video we have of him. no cameras were allowed in the courtroom. randy alana appeared in court today on parole violations. this is the man who police have called a, quote, person of interest in coke's death. here's where it gets interesting. in court today, we learned part of alana's parole condition was he could not have contact with sandra coke. that was specific to her. now, the judge said according to the parole agent, alana violated a number of conditions including not charging his required gps device, resisting arrest, absconding -- and we're now learning, having, quote, numerous contacts with sandra coke. >> the parole agent, i'm sorry, has alleged that that's a violation that that was the term and condition of his parole not to have contact with her and that he did according to parole agent. >> reporter: now, this latest bit of information brings about more questions. how did they know the t
CBS
Aug 14, 2013 12:00pm PDT
sign of -- missing. and there's still no sign of her. as kpix 5 reporter anne makovec shows us her family is trying to keep up the momentum in the search. >> almost like, you know, you're suffocating. you feel helpless. >> reporter: family members of 22-month-old daphne webb say time has been standing still since daphne was reported missing on the morning of july 10. her father john anthony webb told police she was taken from his suv while he went inside a supermarket on international boulevard. his mother was in the vehicle at the time but she has dementia. police arrested webb on suspicion of child endangerment but no charges were filed >> he was the last person with daphne. so of course there is speculation as far as what happened to her. >> reporter: a baby matching her description was seen with a woman walking away from the area the day she was reported missing. but so far, that lead has come up empty. >> they said the first 48 hours are critical. i don't know how many hours that is. it's a lot of time. >> reporter: today's walk in honor of daphne webb starts here at the polic
CBS
Aug 19, 2013 12:00pm PDT
some of those thunderstorms, you have strong gusty winds to go along with that too. sue kwon tells us fire crews are on the fire lines around northern california. >> reporter: i'm sue kwon near the oakland hills. there are ten fires burning across california. 5,000 firefighters. san bernardino, humbolt and fresno. sending crews to help battle those fires around the state. burning residential burns in certain counties. helicopters and dozers ready in the south and east bay areas. red flag warnings are in affect in the mountain regions, foothills and along the coast. >> california is at risk for this combination of dry lightning and gusty winds. that with the already dry conditions is going to elevate the fire danger extremely high. >> reporter: with the red flag warning comes restrictions. no bbqs in the park areas. could be road closures. in addition to that, firefighters are asking residents not to use equipment that could spark fire. because of the possibility of thunderstorms, hot weather possible, wind and very dry conditions around the bay area. i'm sue kwon near tunnel road. >>
CBS
Aug 22, 2013 12:00pm PDT
relative to all things. we always tell people if you are not sure, call us. better to be safe than sorry. >> reporter: the entire second floor of the building was evacuated including 45 employees, county health department tensed the substance on scene inside a small lab. -- tested the substance on scene inside a small lab. we don't know what the substance was. the sheriff's office says it was not a threat to public safety. cate caugiran, kpix 5. >>> dozens of people are injured after a dramatic bus accident in los angeles. the scene is now affecting thousands. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec takes us to the rescue on the side of the major freeway. >> reporter: the 210 down in southern california, let's get right to the video. this happened just after 10:00 this morning. that charter bus overturned on the side of the 210 freeway in the los angeles county suburb of irwindale. it collided with a big rig and ended up on its side between the freeway and railroad tracks. l.a. county fire officials say more than 50 people, bus passengers, were injured. and earlier we saw some of them lying o
CBS
Aug 12, 2013 12:00pm PDT
holder used a bay area speech to propose dramatic changes in how the feds prosecute drug crimes. linda yee is live in the newsroom with his plan that could have a dramatic impact on prison overcrowding. >> reporter: the attorney general is pushing for less to no prison time and more rehabilitation for some low level drug offenders. attorney general eric holder spoke to the american bar association in san francisco this morning calling for major changes because of massive overcrowding in the federal prisons. there are currently 40% -- they are currently 40% above capacity. 219,000 inmates with nearly half of them serving time for drug-related crimes. holder says nonviolent offenders with no drug gang ties should get lesser sentences. >> i have today mandated a modification of the justice department's charging policies so that certain low level nonviolent drug offenders who have no ties to large-scale organizations, gangs or cartels will no longer be charged with offenses that impose draconian mandatory minimum sentences. >> reporter: the attorney general says money used for priso
CBS
Aug 20, 2013 12:00pm PDT
jaguar was a total loss. still, his sense of humor remained intact. >> tell them i have a nice used car for sale. >> authorities shut down the highway while crews towed the wreckage. >> glad we got the guy out of the car regardless of who it was. >> he caught a ride home with his wife who later tweeted he was doing fine. teresa garcia, cbs news, los angeles. >> he was not treated for any injuries, believe it or not. and the chp did not cite him for any violations. >>> one of america's best known crime novelists died after suffering a stroke three weeks ago. elmore leonard was 87 years old. he was working on his 46th book. many of his novels including out of sight, get shorty and be cool were made into movies. >>> prince william and wife kate are releasing first family snapshots of their son. the pictures are the latest example of how william and kate are breaking from tradition. these pictures were not taken by a professional photographer but by kate's father. >>> the lightning was a big story overnight. >> what a show. it could happen again . the circumstances putting together where we
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